Having just seen on this morning's news that we may be sending more troops to the cess pit next to Kuwait I can't help but feel that once again the good old UK is being expected to do far more than her fair share. Isn't it about time that somebody got a grip of these pathetic other nations (in the loosest sense of the word) who spend all year moaning and bleating about the size and shape of the 'Euro-banana' or what colour we are allowed to paint our double decker buses (provided, of course, that they comply with the latest Euro-directive on seating material)? How can Spain be allowed simply to take their ball home and stop playing halfway through the game? And, more importantly, what about those supposed European Giants (France, Germany etc) - they are happy enough to whinge about not being awarded construction contracts but are seemingly unwilling to make a meaningful military contribution - apart from a few policemen. Germany shouldn't even be able to hide behind its constitution anymore - but somehow manges to. Why do we always end up as the fall guys with the shitty end of the Euro-stick? Surely the Blair witch can't be expecting too much enthusiasm for a united Europe when it will clearly be only selectively united at the behest of spineless Eurocrats too busy stuffing their faces with bratwurst to actually do anything. Does that sound like an uneducated rant? If so, sorry but I feel marginally better for it.